Supposedly, we have to open our borders because it is not nice to put “children in cages”. That’s ignorant nonsense. Do the people who advocate such nonsense put up signs in their yards advertising for poor people to leave babies on their doorsteps?
I DO WHAT JESUS WOULD DO! I WILL CARE FOR YOUR CHILDREN.
FREE FOOD, CLOTHING, SHELTER, EDUCATION, HEALTHCARE, AND SO FORTH FOR YOUR LITTLE ONES. JUST LEAVE YOUR PRECIOUS CHILDREN ON MY DOORSTEP.
Seen any signs like that lately. Well, the Obama administration may as well have posted a sign like that on our southern border. They just went further. They offered freebies to the parents and to give the children back to the “parents” once those parents were on our side of the border.
How irresponsible was this? Peruse some of these articles.
- Flashback: Obama HHS Placed Migrant Children Into Custody Of Human Traffickers (dailycaller.com)
- Press Found Unaccompanied Children Released to Traffickers in Jan. 2016, Did No WH Follow-up (newsbusters.org)
- HHS: 5 adults claiming to be parents of detained children ruled out by DNA tests (thehill.com)
- DNA tests, criminal charges complicate effort to reunite illegal immigrant families (washingtontimes.com)
This stupid nonsense about children in cages is just fodder for gotcha politics. Don’t we all know this “children in cages” farce has more to do with cheap labor and cheap votes for Democrats? Is not Mexico on our southern border? When people place their children on our doorstep at our southern border, they are already in Mexico. If they need it, they already have political asylum. So those children and their parents are Mexico’s problem.
Why would we want to take in hordes of uneducated immigrants? Our government needs to give away more of our money? To save the world, those generous politicians we elect need to share our wealth with more people?
If private American citizens want to help Mexico support immigrants from Central America, then that is their choice. What private American citizens don’t have the right to do is to force the rest of us to adopt their so-called charitable agenda.
Take a good look at what Jesus did. Did He spend His life babysitting for free? No. He followed His calling. Because He did His Father’s Will, not Caesar’s, the authorities crucified Him.
We should not have a welfare state, but we do. We cannot have a welfare state and open borders. That is totally impractical. At best, the people who advocate such a thing are in denial. Otherwise, they are deliberately trying to wreck our republic, and we should be wondering why.
Are the countries that these immigrants are coming from often violent, economic messes? Yes, but what is going to happen to our country if we let all the people who live in those countries come to the USA? Does that solve their problem, or do they just bring their problems here?
Think about this story, Young, Illegal, and Alone (theatlantic.com).
Guillermo’s family home sat on a hill in San Salvador. The houses there stood crowded, stacked one upon another with rusted metal roofs, and some nights Guillermo could stand atop the hill and look across the valley of dark buildings to the bright incandescence of Estadio Custcatlán, Central America’s largest soccer stadium. Between him and the stadium ran a busy street. His side of the street was controlled by the gang MS-13. On the other side, the rival gang, Barrio 18, controlled its own territory. (Guillermo’s last name has been withheld throughout this story to protect his safety.)
One night last winter, Guillermo, then 15, walked outside with friends as it rained. He heard a car’s tires slowing as it splashed through the puddles until it stopped beside him. A Barrio 18 gangster fired from the window. Guillermo ducked behind a parked truck; his friend leapt into a cardboard box. Guillermo and his friend were fine, but a young father who had stepped outside to make a call was shot in the stomach. The father ran across the street to a nearby hospital. He died the next day. (continued here)
The reporter personalizes the story. He focuses on one teenager. We could let that one kid stay. But that solution does not scale up. They are over seven billion people in the world, and most of those people suffer under authoritarian regimes. Where will we find judges with the wisdom to separate the good people from the gangsters? How will we keep the politics out of this? If we wreck our country, how does that help the rest of the world?